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Featuring beautiful illustrations, original photography, and engaging interactives, our Longform program invites readers to explore the spectrum of the subjects The Verge covers — tech, science, culture and transportation — in unbridled depth. Whether it’s a personal essay, a years-in-the-making investigation, or gripping narrative-driven feature, every piece in the Longform program is an opportunity to get the full story.

The unlikely story of a meteorite hunter who became a fugitive from the law

The rock that fell to Earth

California’s largest lake is dying, leaving toxic dust behind

Dust rising

Inside the bad math that lets Coca-Cola say it gives back all the water it uses

I tried leaving Facebook. I couldn’t

Facebook is an emotional labor machine, and if you want to leave it, you’re going to have to start doing a lot of work

What happens when an algorithm cuts your health care

“I thought they would take care of me.”

When whisper networks let us down

How communities struggle — and sometimes fail — to stop sexual assault

Inside Faraday Future's financial house of cards

Burn out

Boy Band of the Future

Brockhampton is redefining one of the most loaded terms in popular music

Smoke Screen

Big Vape is copying Big Tobacco’s playbook

How technology helped a blind athlete run free at the New York Marathon

Beyond the finish line

Guiding light

The billion-dollar widget steering the driverless car industry

Ghost in the cell

How an inmate hacker hid computers in the ceiling and turned his prison upside down

The race against heat

Meet the streamers using Twitch to pay for college

I went to Pokémon Go Fest, and it was a disaster

Take a trip to Los Angeles' new internet celebrity summer camp

How Artsy finally convinced galleries to sell art online

Ecommerce is finally coming for fine art

The secret origin story of the iPhone

“I can’t even tell you what that new project is. I cannot tell you who you will work for.” 

Agent Cooper in Twin Peaks is the audience: once delighted, now disintegrating

AI, the humanity!

Super Deluxe built a weird internet empire. Can it succeed on TV?

The Viral Machine

How Anker is beating Apple and Samsung at their own accessory game

Inside the portable battery pack giant

Wakanda Reborn

Tour Black Panther’s reimagined homeland with Ta-Nehisi Coates

Instant recall

Facebook's Instant Articles promised to transform journalism — but now big publishers are fleeing

Massive attack: How a weapon against war became a weapon against the web

How a weapon against war became a weapon against the web

The Future Agency: Inside the big business of imagining the future

"Every act of future making is an act of future taking."

Legal threats and disgruntled clients: inside the ‘Uber for private jets’

How JetSmarter puts fear into its millionaire customers

Can Genius beat the rap?

Genius quietly laid off a bunch of its engineers — now can it survive as a media company?

This year’s Daytona 500 was a beta test for the future of NASCAR

The empathy layer

Can an app that lets strangers — and bots — become amateur therapists create a safer internet?

Signal Boost

Demand for secret messaging apps is rising as Trump takes office

Cracking the elaborate code

Why body language holds the key to virtual reality

DeRay Mckesson on Black Lives Matter and building tools for digital activism

One of the Black Lives Matter movement’s most prominent voices is 31-year-old DeRay Mckesson. With his now-iconic blue vest, Mckesson, now the interim chief of Human Capital for Baltimore City Public Schools, has balanced using his platform online and off in order to draw attention to matters such as public safety and law enforcement reform.

Gene editing will transform cancer treatment

Marc Andreessen: flying cars are closer than you think

Perfecting your digital assistant

Miami Beach has run out of sand. Now what?

Miami Beach has run out of sand. Now what?

EA's CEO on why your life is about to be a video game

Andrew Wilson, CEO of Electronic Arts, believes games in 2021 will be more diverse, more accessible, and simply more inescapable. Your smartphone and your game console will help you play with friends and strangers across the globe, but so might your virtual reality headset, your augmented reality glasses, or just the screen on your smart fridge.

CMU's Head of Machine Learning on how humanity and AI will be inseparable

While some predict mass unemployment or all-out war between humans and artificial intelligence, others foresee a less bleak future.